EvCC Athletic Director Garet Studer announced Jan. 14 the hiring of Whitney Williams to start a new era of Everett Community College volleyball.
An Arlington, Wash. native, Williams spent the last six seasons at the helm of the Arlington High School varsity girls volleyball program, where she compiled a 97-35 record with three Wesco League championships, one district tournament championship and two state tournament berths.
Most recently in 2019, she led the team to a sixth-place finish at the state tournament — the highest in school history — and was named Wesco 3A coach of the year.
“I am excited to begin my college coaching career at EvCC, where there is massive potential for a thriving volleyball program,” Williams said. “I hope to bring the knowledge I've gained in rebuilding a high school program and an enthusiasm and love for the game to inspire a high-performing culture both on and off the court. I can't wait to get started.”
Prior to 2014, the Arlington volleyball program did not have much success, winning just 11 total matches in five seasons. In Williams’ first season, she took over a program coming off of a 3-11 season, created a new culture and led the team to 11 wins and a co-Wesco 3A league championship.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Whitney as our head women's volleyball coach,” Studer said. “She has a demonstrated track record of building total program success and she has the teacher-first mindset that we look for in our coaches. I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact on our program with her infectious positive attitude and determination to succeed.”
Williams played for Arlington High School in the early 2000s, then attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with a degree in exercise science. She also spent a year on the coaching staff of the BYU women’s volleyball team.
She then spent four years as an assistant coach at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, where she helped lead the team to three state championship games, winning two of them, once in 2011 and the other in 2013.
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